The Darkness That Comes Before

The Darkness That Comes Before

Author: R. Scott Bakker

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2008-09-02

Total Pages: 531

ISBN-13: 1590203852

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A mysterious traveler intervenes in an epic holy war in this “impressive, challenging debut” of the critically acclaimed fantasy epic (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The first book in R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series introduces readers to a strikingly original and engrossingly vivid new world. With its language and classes of people, its cities, religions, mysteries, taboos, and rituals, The Darkness That Comes Before has drawn comparison to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Frank Herbert’s Dune. Bakker’s Eärwa is a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both two thousand years past and two thousand years into the future. As untold thousands gather for a crusade, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor Kellhus—part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence—from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion.


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Download or read book The Darkness That Comes Before written by R. Scott Bakker and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2008-09-02 with total page 531 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A mysterious traveler intervenes in an epic holy war in this “impressive, challenging debut” of the critically acclaimed fantasy epic (Publishers Weekly, starred review). The first book in R. Scott Bakker's Prince of Nothing series introduces readers to a strikingly original and engrossingly vivid new world. With its language and classes of people, its cities, religions, mysteries, taboos, and rituals, The Darkness That Comes Before has drawn comparison to J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Frank Herbert’s Dune. Bakker’s Eärwa is a world scarred by an apocalyptic past, evoking a time both two thousand years past and two thousand years into the future. As untold thousands gather for a crusade, two men and two women are ensnared by a mysterious traveler, Anasûrimbor Kellhus—part warrior, part philosopher, part sorcerous, charismatic presence—from lands long thought dead. The Darkness That Comes Before is a history of this great holy war, and like all histories, the survivors write its conclusion.


The Thousandfold Thought

The Thousandfold Thought

Author: R. Scott Bakker

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2008-09-02

Total Pages: 499

ISBN-13: 1590206266

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As the Holy War approaches its climax, emperors will fall, and terrifying revelations will come to light, in the final novel of the acclaimed fantasy epic. All opposition to the man once derided as the Prince of Nothing has vanished or been vanquished. Their leaders slain, the heathen Fanim have fled in disarray. One final march will bring the Holy War to the fabled city of Shimeh. But so very much has changed. Anasurimbor Kellhus, the Warrior-Prophet, now leads the Men of the Tusk. The cuckolded sorcerer Achamian serves as his tutor, betraying his school to protect the man he believes can prevent the Second Apocalypse. The Scylvendi barbarian, Cnaiur, succumbs finally to madness. The Consult, sensing the endgame near, work frantically to prepare for the coming of the No-God. The final reckoning is at hand. Faceless assassins will strike in the dead of night. The sorcerous Schools will be unleashed. And Anasurimbor Kellhus will at last confront his father and the dread revelation of the Thousandfold Thought.


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Download or read book The Thousandfold Thought written by R. Scott Bakker and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2008-09-02 with total page 499 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the Holy War approaches its climax, emperors will fall, and terrifying revelations will come to light, in the final novel of the acclaimed fantasy epic. All opposition to the man once derided as the Prince of Nothing has vanished or been vanquished. Their leaders slain, the heathen Fanim have fled in disarray. One final march will bring the Holy War to the fabled city of Shimeh. But so very much has changed. Anasurimbor Kellhus, the Warrior-Prophet, now leads the Men of the Tusk. The cuckolded sorcerer Achamian serves as his tutor, betraying his school to protect the man he believes can prevent the Second Apocalypse. The Scylvendi barbarian, Cnaiur, succumbs finally to madness. The Consult, sensing the endgame near, work frantically to prepare for the coming of the No-God. The final reckoning is at hand. Faceless assassins will strike in the dead of night. The sorcerous Schools will be unleashed. And Anasurimbor Kellhus will at last confront his father and the dread revelation of the Thousandfold Thought.


The Warrior Prophet

The Warrior Prophet

Author: R. Scott Bakker

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2008-09-02

Total Pages: 560

ISBN-13: 1590203879

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As a vast Holy War begins, a powerful new force emerges in the second book of this “violent, passionate, darkly poetic” fantasy series (SFSite.com). The first battle against the heathen has been won, but while the Great Names squabble over the spoils, Kellhus draws more followers to his banner. The sorcerer Achamian and his lover, Esmenet, submit entirely—only to face an unimaginable test of faith. The warrior Cnaiur falls ever deeper into madness. The skin-spies of the Consult watch with growing trepidation. And across the searing wastes of the desert, a name—a title—begins to be whispered among the faithful. Who is the Warrior-Prophet? A dangerous heretic who turns brother against brother? Or the only man who can avert the Second Apocalypse? With the fate of the Holy War hanging in the balance, the great powers will have to choose between their most desperate desires and their most ingrained prejudice. Between hatred and hope. Between the Warrior-Prophet and the end of the world . . .


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Download or read book The Warrior Prophet written by R. Scott Bakker and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2008-09-02 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As a vast Holy War begins, a powerful new force emerges in the second book of this “violent, passionate, darkly poetic” fantasy series (SFSite.com). The first battle against the heathen has been won, but while the Great Names squabble over the spoils, Kellhus draws more followers to his banner. The sorcerer Achamian and his lover, Esmenet, submit entirely—only to face an unimaginable test of faith. The warrior Cnaiur falls ever deeper into madness. The skin-spies of the Consult watch with growing trepidation. And across the searing wastes of the desert, a name—a title—begins to be whispered among the faithful. Who is the Warrior-Prophet? A dangerous heretic who turns brother against brother? Or the only man who can avert the Second Apocalypse? With the fate of the Holy War hanging in the balance, the great powers will have to choose between their most desperate desires and their most ingrained prejudice. Between hatred and hope. Between the Warrior-Prophet and the end of the world . . .


The White-Luck Warrior

The White-Luck Warrior

Author: R. Scott Bakker

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2012-05-29

Total Pages: 526

ISBN-13: 1468300938

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The epic fantasy adventure of warring emperors, wizards, and gods continues in this sequel to The Judging Eye. Ruler Anasurimbor Kellhus and his Great Ordeal march ever farther into the Ancient North, toward an epic conflict with the Consult. Kellhus’s consort Esmenet, charged with maintaining the empire, finds herself at war with gods as well as her own family. Exiled wizard Achamian, meanwhile, leads his own ragtag mission to the legendary ruins of Sauglish to confront a horrifying truth. Into this tumult walks the White-Luck Warrior, assassin, and messiah both.


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Download or read book The White-Luck Warrior written by R. Scott Bakker and published by Abrams. This book was released on 2012-05-29 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The epic fantasy adventure of warring emperors, wizards, and gods continues in this sequel to The Judging Eye. Ruler Anasurimbor Kellhus and his Great Ordeal march ever farther into the Ancient North, toward an epic conflict with the Consult. Kellhus’s consort Esmenet, charged with maintaining the empire, finds herself at war with gods as well as her own family. Exiled wizard Achamian, meanwhile, leads his own ragtag mission to the legendary ruins of Sauglish to confront a horrifying truth. Into this tumult walks the White-Luck Warrior, assassin, and messiah both.


There Will Come a Darkness

There Will Come a Darkness

Author: Katy Rose Pool

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

Published: 2019-09-03

Total Pages: 496

ISBN-13: 125021176X

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Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews! A Morris Award Finalist for best debut young adult novel! A Kirkus Best Book of the Year! A Tor.com Best YA SFF/Horror Book of the Year! "One of the most stunning debuts of the year." —Seventeen The Age of Darkness approaches. Five lives stand in its way. Who will stop it . . . or unleash it? For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations—until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared. All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them—or all of them—could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes. Praise for There Will Come a Darkness “A can’t miss debut from an exciting new talent.” –Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer “Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes—messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them.” —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess * "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review


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Download or read book There Will Come a Darkness written by Katy Rose Pool and published by Henry Holt and Company (BYR). This book was released on 2019-09-03 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Leigh Bardugo's Six of Crows meets Kristin Cashore's Graceling, with a dash of Winter is Coming, in this showstopping debut YA fantasy--and recipient of FOUR starred reviews! A Morris Award Finalist for best debut young adult novel! A Kirkus Best Book of the Year! A Tor.com Best YA SFF/Horror Book of the Year! "One of the most stunning debuts of the year." —Seventeen The Age of Darkness approaches. Five lives stand in its way. Who will stop it . . . or unleash it? For generations, the Seven Prophets guided humanity. Using their visions of the future, they ended wars and united nations—until the day, one hundred years ago, when the Prophets disappeared. All they left behind was one final, secret prophecy, foretelling an Age of Darkness and the birth of a new Prophet who could be the world’s salvation . . . or the cause of its destruction. With chaos on the horizon, five souls are set on a collision course: A prince exiled from his kingdom. A ruthless killer known as the Pale Hand. A once-faithful leader torn between his duty and his heart. A reckless gambler with the power to find anything or anyone. And a dying girl on the verge of giving up. One of them—or all of them—could break the world. Will they be savior or destroyer? Perfect for fans of Throne of Glass, Children of Blood and Bone, and An Ember in the Ashes. Praise for There Will Come a Darkness “A can’t miss debut from an exciting new talent.” –Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Slayer “Even in a world filled with graces and prophets, the real magic of There Will Come a Darkness is in how Pool has crafted her heroes—messy, flawed, and so beguilingly human. I dare you not to fall madly in love with all of them.” —Laura Sebastian, New York Times bestselling author of Ash Princess * "A well-crafted, surprising, and gripping start to a new trilogy." —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review


Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light

Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light

Author: Vanessa Vega

Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association

Published: 2007

Total Pages: 250

ISBN-13: 9780814400913

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Not that many books are out there. This is only one other memoir. (Possibly more coming out before this one.) This one combines her descriptions of the illness with descriptions of her therapy. It goes into why she does it and how she is able to heal herself. It provides support from Bettie Young, PhD.


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Download or read book Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light written by Vanessa Vega and published by AMACOM/American Management Association. This book was released on 2007 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Not that many books are out there. This is only one other memoir. (Possibly more coming out before this one.) This one combines her descriptions of the illness with descriptions of her therapy. It goes into why she does it and how she is able to heal herself. It provides support from Bettie Young, PhD.


Darkfall

Darkfall

Author: Dean Koontz

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2007-02-06

Total Pages: 384

ISBN-13: 1440619336

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A blizzard brings a city to a standstill and ushers in an evil that defies imagination in this gripping tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. Winter gripped the city. Terror gripped it, too. They found four corpses in four days, each more hideous than the last. At first the cops thought they were dealing with a psychopath. But soon they heard eerie sounds in the ventilation system—and saw unearthly silver eyes in the snow-slashed night. In a city paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches, something stalks…


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Download or read book Darkfall written by Dean Koontz and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-02-06 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A blizzard brings a city to a standstill and ushers in an evil that defies imagination in this gripping tale from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dean Koontz. Winter gripped the city. Terror gripped it, too. They found four corpses in four days, each more hideous than the last. At first the cops thought they were dealing with a psychopath. But soon they heard eerie sounds in the ventilation system—and saw unearthly silver eyes in the snow-slashed night. In a city paralyzed by a blizzard, something watches, something stalks…


A Bright Ray of Darkness

A Bright Ray of Darkness

Author: Ethan Hawke

Publisher: Knopf

Published: 2021

Total Pages: 257

ISBN-13: 0385352387

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"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.


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Download or read book A Bright Ray of Darkness written by Ethan Hawke and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2021 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Title page verso.


A Brush of Darkness

A Brush of Darkness

Author: Allison Pang

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2011-01-25

Total Pages: 368

ISBN-13: 9781439198414

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The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares. Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.


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Download or read book A Brush of Darkness written by Allison Pang and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-01-25 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares. Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.


Darkness Before Dawn

Darkness Before Dawn

Author: Sharon M. Draper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2013-07-23

Total Pages: 23

ISBN-13: 1442489154

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Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man.


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Download or read book Darkness Before Dawn written by Sharon M. Draper and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2013-07-23 with total page 23 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recovering from the recent suicide of her ex-boyfriend, senior class president Keisha Montgomery finds herself attracted to a dangerous, older man.